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Welcome to another edition of RV Travel’s Daily Tips newsletter. Here you’ll find helpful RV-related and living tips from the pros, travel advice, a handy website of the day, tips on our favorite RVing-related products and, of course, a good laugh. Thanks for joining us. We appreciate you. Please tell your friends about us.
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On this day in history: 1945 – UNESCO is founded.
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Tip of the Day
A hot tip for a cold RV night
By Jim Twamley
Everyone has a different RV sleeping profile. Some folks like to sleep with the windows open even during winter. Others prefer the warmth of an electric blanket. Some sleep with the covers off, while others like the feel of several heavy layers of blankets. Some sleep in the buff while others wear Charles Dickens-era pajamas. Some sleep with one naked foot out of the covers while others sleep with socks. It’s all a matter of personal preference.
The important issue is that you get a good night’s sleep and wake up refreshed and ready for another day. … I stumbled upon a great idea that has made a huge difference for us at bedtime. Read Jim’s cozy advice.
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Today’s RV review…
In today’s column, industry insider Tony Barthel reviews the new 2021 Oliver Legacy Elite II Travel Trailer. As he reports, “While these aren’t trailers everyone is going to like, there are people for whom the uniqueness or build quality or even nautical feel is just the ticket.” Learn more.
Tony’s reviews from this weekend you may have missed:
• 2021 Leisure Travel Vans Wonder RL
• 2021 Forest River Wildwood X-Lite 28VBXL Travel Trailer
For previous RV reviews, click here.
Is this your RV?
If it’s yours and you can prove it to us (send a couple of photos for comparison), tell us here by 9 p.m. Pacific Standard time today, November 16, 2020. If it’s yours you’ll win a $25 Amazon gift certificate.
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RV Electricity – This week’s J.A.M. (Just Ask Mike) Session
Charging batteries with a tender
I’ve stored our 5th wheel indoors this winter and for insurance purposes I had to remove my two 6-volt Trojan batteries. I’d like to put them on a battery tender for the winter season. The Trojans are rated for 225AH and my charger is a NOCO Genius 2. Before charging my test showed 5.7 volts of charge on each battery. I’ve had the first battery hooked up and charging for 3 days now and the tender shows it took 1 1/2 days to reach 25% and 3 days to reach 50%. Am I doing something wrong? … —Terry Smith
RV driver dies from tire blowout. Prevent it happening to you
*Note: This news story is a couple of years old, but the video is still just as important. Please watch. A 47-year-old Naples man died Sunday in a one-vehicle accident on Interstate 4. Florida Highway Patrol investigators say Jon MacDonough died at the scene after the RV he was driving had a tire blow out, left the road, hit a light pole and overturned onto its left side. Please watch this important video about what to do if the RV (or other vehicle) you are driving blows a tire. What you learn could save your life.
Given a choice, how often do you buy organic foods rather than non-organic?
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• NATIONAL TRAFFIC AND ROAD CLOSURE INFORMATION.
• ROAD AND TRAFFIC CONDITIONS ACROSS THE NATION.
• WEATHER ALERTS FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.
• CURRENT WILDFIRE REPORT.
• LATEST RV RECALLS.
• DIRECTORY OF RV PARKS WITH STORM SHELTERS.
Know how your RV “measures up”
The importance of knowing how “tall” your RV is can’t be understated. But how to do it? Here’s a suggestion from Bob. He suggests getting a 2 x 4, a thick piece of Styrofoam, or even firm cardboard. Put your choice up on the top of your air conditioning unit, then use a tape measure to measure up to the bottom of the object. That way, you’ll have (hopefully) the figure for the tallest point of your RV.
By RV Travel editor Chuck Woodbury
Book for newbie RVers a must-have!
If you are planning to buy your first RV or are just getting started with your first rig, this book by RVtravel.com editor Chuck Woodbury should be a must read. The ABCs of RVing answers important questions that newbie RVers don’t even know enough to ask! Read this, and you’ll save countless hours of research and avoid making costly rookie mistakes. It’s available in both a Kindle version and printed edition.
Website of the day
The USA’s prettiest libraries
Oh, we’re just dreaming of the day we can go to libraries again! It’s the time of year we all want to cozy up with a book. Visit these beautiful libraries across the country and find yourself a good new book!
Popular articles you may have missed at RVtravel.com
See a yellow license plate in Ohio? It means something! Standard Ohio license plates are white with navy blue letters, with a red border around the top. If you see a yellow license plate with red writing, it means the person driving that car has been issued a DUI. This is mandatory for DUI offenders.
Hitch Ball Lubricant extends the life of your hitch mount!
Protect hitch balls and receivers from corrosion with this high-film strength and waterproof grease. Formulated to stay where you apply it, this lubricant reduces friction, wear, rust, water corrosion and noise. Compatible with any variety of trailer applications like receiver hitches, ball mounts, hitch balls, locks, couplers, jacks, and more. Learn more or order here.
Readers’ Pet(s) of the Day
“Annie (yellow) and Maddie (black) are 2 years old. They are sisters. They travel with us everywhere we go. Once the motorhome is set up in the campground, they take over the driver and passenger seats. They love to watch all the activity going by. In this photo we were at Anchor Down RV Resort In Dandridge, TN.” —John Wilkins
Send us a photo of your pet with a short description. We publish one each weekday in RV Daily Tips and in our Saturday RV Travel newsletter.
Leave here with a laugh
Oh, and we just came across this video we posted a while back at the beginning of the pandemic and we laughed all over again! It’s very short. Watch it here.
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